There was a family once at one of the apartments in Mufreesboro TN which comprised of the husband, wife and 4 children between the ages 3 months – 6 years. Having young kids to manage in a new apartment could be a daunting task for the parents. The wife mentioned a few details, of how children could turn your home into a live circus, a garbage bin, and a fish market all at the same time.
The number one issue of having a hoard of kids at the apartment is litter. They use the entire home as a rubbish bin and there’s litter scattered all around. From breadcrumbs, to cookie crumbs, a walk around the home could have your feet feeling prickly all the time. Noise levels in a home full of kids could reach incomprehensible levels, especially if the group is all active at the same time. Besides this, the apartment will be a playground and an athlete’s track at the same time. If mood permits, they are quiet and playful, occupied in their play area. However, if it’s the time to run around, don’t be surprised if the neighbors in the flat below you come complaining about the constant stamping of feet. With all these factors, parents would naturally have a difficult time managing kids in an apartment, but it shouldn’t be the case all the time. If there are suitable activities to engage hyperactive kids, handling them would become a piece of cake.
Firstly, an apartment building always has enough playing space on the ground floor, like a garden or small play area. This greatly occupies kids and they needn’t create havoc at home for entertainment. A garden with swings, slides and see-saw’s is intriguing for the inquisitive and playful mind. If such a play area is not available in your apartment building, going to nearby neighborhood gardens could also serve the purpose.
Next, having a little garden in the balcony of your apartment could also present itself as an interesting idea for little kids. Having a variety of garden plants, planning routine gardening activities, and assigning watering duties to all kids and even having flowering plants greatly grab their attention. Besides this, modern apartment buildings are equipped with swimming pools and this activity is one of the most beneficial for kids’ development. Pool activities are fun and engaging for the little mind, and having such a facility in the building itself provides safety and added security for the kids.
Having neighbors who also have kids is the best element of apartment living. Keeping good relations with neighbors and inviting them frequently can get the kids to bond and connect. This will keep the children happy, with company to play and friends to talk.
All in all, managing kids in an apartment shouldn’t be that challenging as it may sound as there are plenty of options available to handle them efficiently in ways that are fun even for them.